Google Pixel 5 is expected to be launched in 8 months’ time which is October this year. But a very high-quality photo of the possible Pixel 5 XL design has been leaked already.
As shared by Jon Prosser on his Front Page Tech YouTube show, the image is apparently one of three prototypes, so even assuming it is genuine there’s a very high chance this design won’t be used, and we hope it isn’t.
Our main bug with the design was the large camera block behind the phone at the top center which looks like a face – This is seemly unnecessary.
But Nevertheless, the design is quite fair with a plain back and contrasting power button, just like the Google Pixel 4. It has texture at the rear which is very similar to the previous models which are described as a “soft, matte glass back”.
As seen in the picture, the camera has three lenses and the bottom lens has a wide-angle which is something the previous models lacked. We’d assume the other two lenses are the standard/main and a telephoto one.
We were not able to lay our fingers on the front view of the phone because it hasn’t been finalized apparently, but it’s rumored to be similar to Pixel 4 range, just with a slightly smaller bezel at the top, which would be another disappointment – we obviously aren’t interested in the bezel at all.
As for other prototypes that were leaked, they seem to be closer to the Google Pixel 4 range, with a more conventional square camera block on the rear.
As ever we’d take all of this with a pinch of salt, but Prosser claims that his source is “extremely reliable” and that he’s 99.9% sure the image shown is of a Pixel 5 XL prototype.
Apparently Google will be deciding which design to go within the next couple of months, so if you hate this one – or love it for that matter – it could be worth posting about it because Google might be listening.
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